Top 6 Things to do Memorial Day Weekend
Posted on Friday, 24 May 2019.
It’s finally here. That day we have waited for over a rainy, cold winter. Memorial Day marks the official beginning of summer vacation for students and teachers across our state. In honor of making it through another year, here are 6 things you can do together this weekend.
Chris Lane Kid's Camp
Chris Lane’s Kid’s Camp – This Saturday Guntersville’s very own fishing legend will host his annual Reeling in Future Pros Kid’s Fish Camp at Bucky Howe Park on Guntersville Lake. Registration will be free thanks to Power-Pole and Bass Pro Shops. The camp is for Boys and Girls ages 5 and up, from 9 AM to 1 PM. Limit of 200 Participants. This is a great opportunity for kids to come and learn about conservation and the great outdoors, all while having fun in the process. Chris Lane will be on hand for a day of fishing and tips.
Memorial Day Bike Parade
Everybody loves a parade. And, if you are one of them, head on out to The Lake Guntersville State Park campground on Memorial Day for a little fun in the sun. Join the parade in the campground for the annual decorate and ride bike parade. There will be a 9am Outdoor Classroom to decorate and the parade starts at 10am and travels around the campground. Lots of fun for kids of all ages! Come on out an join the fun…but don’t forget to bring your bike.
Arab City Park
Looking for something a little more relaxing for the family? Why not check out the Arab City Park. Take a picnic lunch to the park and then the kids can play at the playground or take a dive in the cool waters of the Arab City Pool. Or, take the family on a stroll through the past at the Arab Historic Village which is located inside the park. Plenty of walking trails and shade for a hot day.
Game Night Unplugged
If you love games, we have the place for you. Boaz Public Library is hosting game night fun from 4-6 PM Memorial Day at the library. Join in for a night of unplugged fun with 50+ board or card games to choose from! Compete with friends with a classic like Candyland, Monopoly, or Chess. Or find a new favorite with your family like The Art of Chill with Bob Ross, Giant UNO, or Harry Potter Clue! They have games for any age! For a complete list of games, checkout their website.
This Memorial Day is supposed to be a scorcher. For some fun out of the sun, you might want to check out Cathedral Caverns located in the northeastern corner of the county near Grant, Alabama. The cave maintains a comfortable 60 degrees temperature year round. Designated as a world heritage site in 1972, it contains some of the most magnificent examples of stalagmites in the world The Welcome Center opens daily at 9:00 am and closes after the last tour comes out of the cave. The Park now offers improved campsites along with primitive tent camping areas. A bathhouse is available and located near the campsites. A back country campsite is available for those wishing to backpack and hike in. There are 2 large picnic pavilions available near the Welcome Center.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Marshall County War Memorial
For those feeling a bit more Patriotic, you might want to visit the county war memorial located at the county courthouse in Guntersville, Alabama. There you will find a list of names of every soldier lost in wars from our county. For more direct involvement, check out https://www.memorialdayflowers.org/cemeteries/ where you could join local organizations that place flowers on the graves of soldiers for Memorial Day.